Introducing ‘The Look Out’

  We are delighted to introduce ‘The Look Out’ to our website! We went to see Jake from back in October 2020 to look at his beautiful hand built shepherds huts and pods. We decided on a pod as we liked it’s quirky shape and the fact that it would tuck into the trees […]

Welcome May!

      We can’t believe it’s already May! The winter flew by in a flurry of painting, digging, and chainsawing and we opened in March this year – the first time we haven’t been locked down! We enjoyed wonderful weather at Easter- in fact very little rain for about 6 weeks, so as I […]

An apple a day…….

                An Apple a day…   Well not quite, but with all of our new plantings over the last few years there is almost an apple for each month! We started out in our Forest Garden on the edges of glades and paths, and these trees are now […]

Plastic Free July – catch up

                                Well, July is almost over, and we hosted our first wedding party last weekend. A Golantian returned home to get married in the village’s beautiful 12th Century church, and we were honoured to host his bride’s family, and provide […]

Charcoal Making – a green craft?

    For this blog I thought I would show you our newest venture at the Sanctuary – charcoal making! David decided he wanted to have a go, using our left over ash. We have had to take some Ash down unfortunately due to Ash dieback, and although we saved the larger pieces for drying […]

Plastic Free July

    Green Tourism has been promoting plastic free July, and so I thought I would highlight a few things – good and bad, that we have experienced. Apologies if you have read previous posts and hear some of it again, but I think it is worth repeating!   We have rescued the single use […]

Not your typical hotel…….

    ‘Not your typical Hotel’   This was the title of a review by a guest recently, and I’m not sure if it was meant as a compliment or a complaint! Certainly, they felt that they should have had more privacy on the terrace by having walls where we have planters and screens with […]

Little steps – part two…

    In the second part of our blog featuring some of the choices that we have made, we will highlight what we have chosen for the bedrooms….   Having done some research, we decided against a fixed bed, (apart from Barn Owl) choosing zip and link beds that go from a King size to […]

Little steps part one……

        One of the comments from the judges of the Cornwall Tourism Awards was that it might be a nice idea to share some of things that we do, so that even if you unable to come and stay with us, at you can join in from where you are! So, we […]

We need a bigger cabinet!

    Last Friday, Robin Barker, his wife and two fourlegged companions visited us at The Sanctuary for the first time. They came with not the one, Gold award that we had won at the South West Tourism Awards, but an extra one for our Water Conservation Award, which was sponsored by South West Water. […]